Climate Depot’s Round Up on Global Warming and Meat Eating, Agriculture and Cows
The warmists have proposed really disgusting “solutions” to meat eating: See: ‘Poop burgers’ to save the planet! Japanese scientist creates artificial meat from human feces
In 2006, a UN report blamed cows for global warming: See: Cow ’emissions’ more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars: UN report: ‘Livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together’
But then, these claims fell into dispute: UN admits flaw in report on meat and climate change: Admits ‘a report linking livestock to global warming exaggerated impact of eating meat on climate change’
Then, we have very frightening activists proposing new “solutions” to correct meat eaters. See: NYU Bioethicist S. Matthew Liao again suggests ‘voluntarily’ medicating the public and shrinking humans to make them care more about global warming — Liao: ‘The stuff that we looked at are things we currently already can do. So they are not meant to be very farfetched scenarios. They are meant to be realistic. — ‘Screen for embryos that are expected to be shorter. Another possibility is you can get hormone treatments…We can use that technology to have smaller children’
NYU Bioethicist Prof. Liao on Eating meat: Seeks to ‘Make ourselves allergic to those proteins…unpleasant reaction…The way we can do that is to create some sort of meat patch’ — ‘Kind of like a nicotine patch where you put it on before you go to dinner go out to restaurant and this will curb your enthusiasm for eating meat’
The global warming activists are still convinced meat eating is evil for our climate:
Animal Rights’ Peter Singer: ‘Why are they serving meat at a climate conference?’ — The best thing conference could do for climate is to remove meat from menu —and to make a big deal about it’ — ‘No one really believes Rio+20 meeting will result in a new agreement to limit ghgs…. If UN & allnational delegations & activist groups at Rio+20 were to insist on eliminating meat at all buffets, private dinners, embassy receptions, luncheons & breakfast briefings, people might start to think UN takes seriously the damage that human activity is causing to the planet’
Nutritional McCarthyism: Red Meat To Blame for Death, Global Warming, Tsunamis, Mine Collapses, and Terrorist Attacks — ‘Red meat is probably the cause behind the Congo train derailment and the Yangtze River dolphin extinction, too’
‘Poop burgers’ to save the planet! Japanese scientist creates artificial meat from human feces — ‘Poop burgers’ will be good for the climate because ‘the meatpacking industry causes 18% of our greenhouse gas emissions…hopefully people will be able to overlook that ugly detail (eating human feces) in favor of perks like environmental responsibility’ – Mitsuyuki Ikeda, a researcher from the Okayama Laboratory, has developed steaks based on proteins from human excrement. Tokyo Sewage approached the scientist because of an overabundance of sewage mud. They asked him to explore the possible uses of the sewage and Ikeda found that the mud contained a great deal of protein because of all the bacteria. The researchers then extracted those proteins, combined them with a reaction enhancer and put it in an exploder which created the artificial steak. The “meat” is 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals. The researchers color the poop meat red with food coloring and enhance the flavor with soy protein. Initial tests have people saying it even tastes like beef.
UK greenie George Monbiot 2002 warned we only had 10 years! ‘Famine can only be avoided if the rich give up meat, fish and dairy’ — Now only 7 Months Left Until Starvation Sets In! — Monbiot on December 24, 2002: ‘Within as little as 10 years, the world will be faced with a choice: arable farming either continues to feed the world’s animals or it continues to feed the world’s people. It cannot do both’
Play Methane Madness: put a cork in Gore’s climate day: ‘CFACT’s new game trains online players to help ‘Pal Gore’ control the climate by corking cows and watching them float away’ — Direct link to ‘Methane Madness’ game is here.
Update 2013: Review paper finds growth of atmospheric methane has significantly decreased, opposite of IPCC predictions – A new review paper from SPPI and CO2 Science finds the growth rate of atmospheric methane has significantly decreased over the past 30 years, the opposite of IPCC predictions. Separately, a new paper finds, “Warming may not release Arctic carbon – Element could stay locked in soil, 20-year study suggests.”